profile_gedoConsidered by some American fans to be “The Dusty Rhodes Of Japan”, Gedo is a 20-year veteran best known for his very successful tag team with longtime partner Jado. Like Jado, he is a highly decorated Jr. Heavyweight who has experienced almost unmatched success in the tag team ranks.
Gedo started out in New Japan under his real name, debuting on the same date as Jado against Magic Monkey Wakita, the wrestler now known as Super Delfin. Gedo then followed Jado to Mexico, where he competed as “Crush” in the UWA. From there they returned to Japan and began competing in WAR and later FMW, where they began racking up tag team and 6 man titles. During their FMW time, Gedo did one thing that Jado never has-tour the USA. Gedo made some apearances in WCW in 1997, including competing on the “Halloween Havoc” PPV againt Chris Jericho. When he returned to FMW he began teaming regularly with Jado, and they continue to be one of the top Jr. Heavyweight tag teams to this day. He has competed full-time for New Japan since 2001 and makes an occasional appearance elsewhere, usually at independent or special shows.

Stats & Info:
Real name: Keiji Takayama
Age: 40
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 190 pounds/86 kg
Experience: 20 years
Finishing move: Gedo Clutch
Current affiliation: New Japan

Titles won:
4-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion
1-time Big Japan Tag Team Champion
1-time FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champion
1-time FMW World Street Fight 6 Man Tag Team Champion
1-time Rocky Mountain North American Mid-Heavyweight Champion
4-time UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion
1-time UWA Trios Champion
2-time WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Champion
2-time WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
5-time WAR 6 Man Tag Team Champion
3-time WEW Tag Team Champion
5-time WEW 6 Man Tag Team Champion
1-time WEW Hardcore Tag Team Champion

Tournaments won:
1991, 1992 UWA Intercontinental Tag Team Title Tournament
1994, 1995 WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament
1994, 1999 WAR 6 Man Tag Team Title Tournament
2001 Michinoku Pro Tag League
2002 Jr. Triathlon Survivor
2002 Dream * Win Jr. Tag Team Tournament
2003 IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match Entrance Tournament
2010 SUPER J Tag League

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